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GTZ to Contribute to Kenya Health Policy Framework Review through ICT
Posted in General, Policy by Cavin Otieno on July 31st, 2010

GTZ Health Sector Programme was asked  to provide a platform for enabling inputs and dialogue of the civil society and the general public into the Kenya Health Policy Framework review process. The Government and sector partners are currently reviewing the Kenya Health Policy Framework in line with Vision 2030.

E-Learning Course: ‘HIV and AIDS - Benchmarks for Health Professionals in Africa’
Posted in Course Announcements by Ruth Atieno on July 29th, 2010

Note The Deadline ! Continuous learning is important in strengthening responses towards the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Changing dynamics of the pandemic and enormous evolution of the disease asking for continuously updating our knowledge. 

“With brush and color I draw a line under my life”
Posted in General, HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Ruth Atieno on July 29th, 2010

“This image helps me to make a snap shot of my life.  I look at the path that lies behind me.  No, I don’t regret anything! I look at what has become of me and I realize that I can be pleased with myself.” This is a powerful statement of self acceptance and positive living [...]

Enhancing Organisational Performance through Organisational Review
Posted in General, RH by Patricia Odero on July 29th, 2010

The desire to enhance effectiveness in delivery of services is pushing many organisations to design measures to achieve this goal. Organisational review has become one of the tools aimed at enhancing organisational effectiveness in delivery of services. The Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) has adopted this model in a bid to deliver to its mandate. [...]

Achieving Health Goals through Rapid Results Initiative
Posted in General by Irene Omogi on July 28th, 2010

Rapid Results Initiative is an innovative results focused tool adopted by the Kenyan Government to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery. The tool creates a sense of urgency, personal challenges, clearly defines success and raises stakes and visibility for success or failure. The tool has been successful in improving performance in service delivery. This [...]

Saving Millions of Lives by Investing in Proven Solutions
Posted in General by Irene Omogi on July 28th, 2010

“Every year, nearly 350,000 women die during pregnancy or childbirth, and nearly 9 million children die before reaching their fifth birthday. Almost all these deaths occur in developing countries where mothers, children and newborns lack access to basic health care services. This is especially tragic since most of these deaths could be prevented at a [...]

In Search for Justice: The Verdict was Life Imprisonment…
Posted in FGM & Gender, General by Maureen Kinyanjui on July 28th, 2010

“Could this be the beginning of ensuring justice for survivors of gender based violence in Kenya?”  Rhoda Wairimu could not hide her joy, after waiting for nearly two years, when the Magistrate delivered a life imprisonment verdict for the accused, her husband  for attempted murder. Finally, some justice had been done… Rhoda was brutally assaulted [...]

Launch of the NHIF Institutional Assessment
Posted in General, Health Financing by Klaus Hornetz on July 27th, 2010

The Minister for Medical Services Hon. Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o formally launched the NHIF Institutional Assessment in a brief ceremony on 19th July 2010 at Afya house. The assessment should include a strategic review of NHIF, and a market assessment of prepaid health schemes in Kenya, including those run by non-profit and faith-based organizations.

Promising Approaches to Address HIV/AIDS and TB
Posted in HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming by Ruth Atieno on July 26th, 2010

Two reports documenting promising approaches used by German Development Cooperation, regional ministries of health and other partners to address the threat of HIV and TB have now been published on the German Health Practice Collection website. The reports were launched at the 18th International Aids Conference in Vienna. They include (i) Regions of expertise – How [...]

WHO Global Code of Practice on International Recruitment of Health Personnel
Posted in General by Ruth Atieno on July 25th, 2010

Kenya is among the countries that are grappling with shortage of health personnel, partly because of health personnel migration and largely because of weak health systems unable to adequately train and recruit sufficient health personnel. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has adopted global code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel during its [...]

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